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merc280
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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby merc280 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:40 pm

scutarius wrote:I received my PT acceptance letter in the mail today. One page. No mention of scholarship. Did everyone get scholarship info with their letter of acceptance or did it follow in another letter? Also, did St. Mary's follow-up with an acceptance package or is this one page all there is?

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i just got the scholarship letter with the acceptance letter.

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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby sceva31st » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:15 pm

I received one envelope with two letters in it; an acceptance letter and a scholarship offer.

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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby scutarius » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:31 pm

sceva31st wrote:I received one envelope with two letters in it; an acceptance letter and a scholarship offer.


That is bizarre. I get money from Tier 1 Law Schools, but no love from a Tier 4. Sorry, St. Mary's. You may be in a convenient location for me, but without significant scholarship money it just isn't going to happen. Also, what's up with requiring that the seat deposit come in the form of money order or cashier's check. I thought law students were supposed to be of high moral character. You can't even trust them with a personal check? :|

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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby dtown16 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:01 pm

My app status has been "under consideration" since 3/16; about how long before a decision will be rendered? Or how long did it take anyone's status to change from under consider to decision rendered?

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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby sceva31st » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:23 pm

dtown16 wrote:My app status has been "under consideration" since 3/16; about how long before a decision will be rendered? Or how long did it take anyone's status to change from under consider to decision rendered?

My application went complete on 2/14 and I was accepted on 3/4. I went to the LSAC forum in Houston last November and the lady at the St Mary's table told me to start submitting my info ASAP so they could become familiar with my information. According to her they don't wait until the file is complete before they look at it, but they do wait till it is complete before rendering a decision.

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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby scutarius » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:44 pm

dtown16 wrote:My app status has been "under consideration" since 3/16; about how long before a decision will be rendered? Or how long did it take anyone's status to change from under consider to decision rendered?



PT : Applied 2/25. Complete 3/8. Admitted 3/16.

My status checker never changed from Complete. I will be withdrawing. Good luck to those accepted and those still waiting to hear.

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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby dtown16 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:13 pm

scutarius wrote:
dtown16 wrote:My app status has been "under consideration" since 3/16; about how long before a decision will be rendered? Or how long did it take anyone's status to change from under consider to decision rendered?



PT : Applied 2/25. Complete 3/8. Admitted 3/16.

My status checker never changed from Complete. I will be withdrawing. Good luck to those accepted and those still waiting to hear.


Did you get an email, snailmail, phone call? So the status stayed at "no decision" the entire time?

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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby sceva31st » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:18 pm

Mine didn't change at from application complete. Out of no where I started receiving emails concerning accepted student functions and then a few days later I received an acceptance letter via usps

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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby dtown16 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:26 pm

sceva31st wrote:Mine didn't change at from application complete. Out of no where I started receiving emails concerning accepted student functions and then a few days later I received an acceptance letter via usps


Nice, congrats...must be a lack of coordination between the person running the status changer and person running the email alerts or something....

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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby MCRemix » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:21 pm

Anyone in SA headed to the admitted students reception Thursday?

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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby dtown16 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:57 pm

My status just changed to "a decision has been made"....anyone else?

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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby sceva31st » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:08 pm

I withdrew today, so maybe they did a swap between the two of of us!

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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby merc280 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:14 pm

I sent in my deposit. but still not sure if im going.

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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby dtown16 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:34 pm

merc280 wrote:I sent in my deposit. but still not sure if im going.

you still waiting to hear back from Mercer?

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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby dtown16 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:40 pm

sceva31st wrote:I withdrew today, so maybe they did a swap between the two of of us!


a little switcheroo if you will

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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby greyhoodies » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:57 pm

sceva31st wrote:
roarthur wrote:
sceva31st wrote:
roarthur wrote:That's what mine did last week. They actually called me and that's how I found out. They called me because the Houston accepted students thing was last weekend and they didn't think I would get the letter in time to go to that. (I am from Houston)

how was the reception?



I actually didn't make it to the reception but instead visited the law school. The school has a lot of positive things about it. Facilities are nice and the way their court room is set up is really cool. They have a temporary wall that can be moved and opens up 4 of the large classrooms so they can view the court room. I don't know if that is a good description or not but if you get a chance to see it take advantage. The part of town it is in is less than desirable but I thought the campus had a segregated feel from the surrounding neighborhoods which is good. I didn't realize how far from the campus most students live. A friend of mine who attends said it takes him 20-30 minutes to get to campus from his house.

wow that is a lot longer drive than I would like to make. Got the acceptance letter in the mail today along with a 3k scholly requiring me to stay in the top 10% like everyone else thus far. I suppose that is a great way to get people to come to your school and not have to pay everyone you offer a scholarship to. Really seems like it would make things pretty competitive, especially for those receiving more significant amounts of money. What does your friend have to say about his fellow students?


Current 1L here -

I also received the 10k 10% stipulation - pretty much the norm from the students I've talked to.

As for the drive to campus - it's actually not that bad, I live on the NW side of SA and it's about 20 min drive - including traffic in the mornings on the busiest highway intersections.

Fellow Students - Everyone is pretty friendly, the campus is small, and there's not cut throat in your face competition. The professors have an open door policy and are happy to meet with students.

If you have any other questions, I'd be happy to answer!

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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby merc280 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:35 am

dtown16 wrote:
merc280 wrote:I sent in my deposit. but still not sure if im going.

you still waiting to hear back from Mercer?



that, south texas, vanderbilt, and University of Houston

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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby roarthur » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:16 pm

merc280 wrote:I sent in my deposit. but still not sure if im going.


Same for me!

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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby TT09 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:54 pm

roarthur wrote:
merc280 wrote:I sent in my deposit. but still not sure if im going.


Same for me!


Me as well.

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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby dtown16 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:31 pm

How long should I expect to wait before receiving my letter in the mail; status said a letter had been sent, and that was on wednesday

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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby roarthur » Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:22 pm

dtown16 wrote:How long should I expect to wait before receiving my letter in the mail; status said a letter had been sent, and that was on wednesday



Mine was fairly quick. I would expect it very soon. Definitely this week and likely early this week. Good luck!

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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby aguaman13 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:51 pm

Applied March 1st, got my acceptance letter last week. No money, but I have offers from other schools that I am going to try and leverage into something at St. Mary's.

Anybody looking into or already applied to the joint JD/MPA program?

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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby moreschool? » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:16 pm

Any recent activity on acceptances/denials. Have been complete since January 18, with not a word since. As is the case at some other schools, I'm apparently not considered a hot commodity, and it doesn't look good. On the other hand, they could have easily denied me by now.

Perhaps they are waiting to see who pays deposits, etc. But, I'm not on the official waiting list, either!

It's all so confusing and my head hurts.

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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby dtown16 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:12 pm

moreschool? wrote:Any recent activity on acceptances/denials. Have been complete since January 18, with not a word since. As is the case at some other schools, I'm apparently not considered a hot commodity, and it doesn't look good. On the other hand, they could have easily denied me by now.

Perhaps they are waiting to see who pays deposits, etc. But, I'm not on the official waiting list, either!

It's all so confusing and my head hurts.

I was complete 3/9, and got denied (via snail mail) last saturday. Good luck though

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Re: St. Mary's 2011

Postby moreschool? » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:16 am

Still waiting. Any movement out there?




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